Coaching ● Sep 30, 2022

FAS/AFC Goalkeeping ‘B’ Diploma Coaching Course (Part 1) concluded


Course participants and external players at the FAS/AFC Goalkeeping ‘B’ Diploma Coaching Course, 3-5 September 2022

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) recently concluded Part 1 of the FAS/Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Goalkeeping ‘B’ Diploma Coaching Course.


Held between 3 and 5 September, the course was conducted under the mentorship of Lead Coach Developer, Mr Rameshpal Singh and comprised five participants. This course is targeted at coaches who wish to pursue their coaching development as a goalkeeper coach in elite youth environments (i.e. Centre of Excellence (COE)), Singapore Football League (SFL), or Singapore Premier League (SPL).


Conducted at Geylang Training Centre, Part 1 saw the participants undergo practical sessions with topics like “Shot Stopping”, “Supporting & Communications”, and “Distribution” in a small-sided game situation. For theory sessions, the “Role of a Goalkeeper Coach” was discussed. External players from the following teams were roped in to create realism for the course participants during the practical sessions and the FAS is grateful for their assistance: Hougang United Under-15 and U-21, Albirex Niigata (S) U-15, Lion City Sailors U-15, Balestier Khalsa U-15 and National University of Singapore Football (Male).



One of the participants, Albirex Niigata (S) goalkeeper Hyrulnizam Juma’at, told “This course is about expanding my knowledge and learning the next level of goalkeeping. The game has changed a lot and it is important for us to equip ourselves with the latest syllabus and learn from the Coach Developer and fellow course participants. We received feedback from both Coach Developer and course participants and I hope to learn from it.”


FAS Head, Coach Education & Development (CED), Mr Zainudeen Hassan, said: “The FAS CED and Goalkeeping Department would like to express our appreciation to the players from the five teams for supporting the course. The course participants were able to apply their knowledge and were open to constructive feedback from the Coach Developer. For Part 2 of the course, the course participants shall continue to hone their skills by clocking the required coaching experience and we look forward to seeing the course participants for Part 3 of the course.”


The participants will now proceed to Part 2, where they will be required to clock at least 60 hours of coaching experience at an elite youth environment (i.e. Elite Academy, COE, SFL or SPL). Thereafter, Part 3 will follow and is scheduled to be held between 21 and 24 January 2023.




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